The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Wicked Sister

Summary: “Dionne is proving to be one of the finest suspense writers working today.” —Karin Slaughter

She thought she’d buried her past. But what if it’s been hunting her this whole time?

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Marsh King’s Daughter comes a startling novel of psychological suspense as two generations of sisters try to unravel their tangled relationships between nature and nurture, guilt and betrayal, love and evil.

You have been cut off from society for fifteen years, shut away in a mental hospital in self-imposed exile as punishment for the terrible thing you did when you were a child.

But what if nothing about your past is as it seems?

And if you didn’t accidentally shoot and kill your mother, then whoever did is still out there. Waiting for you.

For a decade and a half, Rachel Cunningham has chosen to lock herself away in a psychiatric facility, tortured by gaps in her memory and the certainty that she is responsible for her parents’ deaths. But when she learns new details about their murders, Rachel returns, in a quest for answers, to the place where she once felt safest: her family’s sprawling log cabin in the remote forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

As Rachel begins to uncover what really happened on the day her parents were murdered, she learns–as her mother did years earlier–that home can be a place of unspeakable evil, and that the bond she shares with her sister might be the most poisonous of all.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This was a “download now” on Edelweiss and I was intrigued by the sound of the story- having never read a Karen Dionne book, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Wow.. this book was twisted at times. I def had some Baby Teeth flashbacks during some of the parts and as I saw where this book was heading (at least where I thought it was headed), I was at times hesitant to keep reading; yet I had to KNOW what happened next.

What I Liked:

The cover. I don’t think the cover creators could have made a better cover for this book.

Rachel. She was determined to find out what happened and her determination made me love her.

The twists in this book. They were not thrown in for twist’s sake- these were well thought and carefully placed.


Bottom Line: For me, this book- even though it was a bit darker and twisted than I had anticipated- was a good read. And I def will keep my eye out for more books by this author.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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